Central London radial services - stop the cuts

All the stations covered by SRUG - Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, East Dulwich, Nunhead, Queens Rd Peckham, South Bermondsey - have direct services into central London through the trains going to the central London stations London Bridge, Victoria, and Blackfriars. The trains to these central London stations take only a short time eg from Peckham Rye, between 8 and 16 minutes. So within that time rail users can be on the Tube - one of 6 lines - Victoria, Circle, Distirct, Northern, Bakerloo, and Jubilee. This is the nearest inner SE London can get to being on the Tube. But it depends on having enough trains coming in from the south from various directions to make this possible. These services are being salami sliced year by year and on the way to ruining the virtual Tube service. SRUG is committed to defending these links.

'£3.9m cost' of losing railway link

South London Press 11 Sep 2009 by Jenny Clover

If rail bosses axe a "vital" train line it will cost South Londoners nearly £4m a year in wasted time and severe disadvantage for thousands of rail users each day, according to the LTW major new user survey.  Read more

90% of passengers 'will have harder trek'

by Anthony Phillips Southwark News 10 Sep 2009

Nearly 90% of passengers said their journey would be made harder if the SLL was to be closed, according  a survey released this week by a travel watchdog group. Read more...

The report by London Travel Watch can be found here:    http://www.londontravelwatch.org.uk/document/3864/get

Closure of SLL 'makes no sense' insist users

by Reena Kumar Southwark News 10 Sep 2009

From the streets of Denmark Hill and London Bridge, the Southwark News reports on the views of patients and medical professionals about the planned closure of the SLL.  Read more

LTW survey - South London Line Research Study

South London Line plans will anger passengers

Several thousand passengers each day will be severely affected if Transport for London (TfL) and the Government break promises over the South London Line, said London TravelWatch.

London TravelWatch has issued the results of its passenger survey on the South London Line, which proves that passengers using the line will be severely disadvantaged if the promised replacement service between Victoria and Bellingham (via Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road, Peckham and Denmark Hill) does not go ahead. 

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Get on track now, Boris

Letter in SLP 28 Aug 209

Anyone living in South London knows full well the lack of decent transport connections. ... The potential South London has to contribute to London's future prosperity is immense. By investing in vital infrastructure, Boris Johnson can claim a legacy of ending decades of under development....  Read more

Save the vital railway link

Southwark News Editorial 20 August 2009

It doesn't come as a surprise when plans are mooted to axe a transport link ... and there's an immediate howl of protest... But the argument against the closure of the South London Line from Victoria to London Bridge isn't just for it to be preserved. There's actually a decent arguemnt for the service to be INCREASED... 

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Surrey Canal Road station

Southwark News 20 August 2009 by Val Shawcross

TfL have now decided that the new Surrey Canal Road station, on the new East London Line Extension pase 2, is not cost effective and are shelving the plans. They suggest it can be built at a later date. But this would cost much more, and if the station is not built now with the new line it may never materialise. Read more

Public meeting - Wednesday 30 September 2009


6.30pm refreshments & networking
7.00pm - 9.00pm meeting
Institute of Psychiatry, 16 De Crespigny Park,
Denmark Hill, Camberwell, SE5  8AF

Save Your South London Train Service
Stop cuts to Victoria and London Bridge trains
get the facts, hear the issues, join the action

The meeting hosted and facilitated by the SE5 Forum
on behalf of the Southwark Rail Users' Group

Further details, and information for publicity, will follow.
In the meantime please note the date in your diary

click to download to print: poster  &  flyers for distribution to fellow rail users. Spread the word to fellow rail users.

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Office of Rail Regulation Decision - your help needed!

message to the members of the Facebook Group "Save the South London Line between Victoria & London Bridge".

Dear Friend,
In a letter dated http://www.facebook.com/l/;31.07.2009 the Office of Rail Regulation has refused to re-open the route Utilisation Strategy (South London Route Utilisation Strategy or South London RUS).  The letter is available as a PDF  under Group Images.
Valerie Shawcross, AM wrote to the ORR on behalf of the Campaign to Save the South London Line and she has indicated to me that she is very unhappy with the decision.  She says: “This is very unfair and a poor decision in my view.”
Valerie has now asked London Travelwatch to advise if there is any procedure for appealing against this decision by the Office of Rail Regulation.
In the meantime help the Campaign to Save the South London Line by emailing John Larkinson, Deputy Director, Railway Planning and Performance, ORR to tell him you think his decision was not reasonable. I have included a suggested text for you to cut and paste into the body of the email.

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Save our rail services!

from: Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust Members’ Newsletter  summer 2009

By lobbying your local MP, you can help save vital local rail services which bring thousands of patients, staff and visitors to the hospital each day.

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